Male initiation is not about teaching boys how to be men. It is about teaching boys how to be themselves. A man is a boy who knows himself. Shall he model himself on someone else? Hell, no. Imitation is suicide.
Being is primary; doing is secondary. Primary. Secondary. Young men need to drink this—and, perchance, get drunk on it. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Your reason to be, what you were destined to do? You’re doing it now.
Nothing changes—nothing can change—until we learn how to do nothing.
The further down the path we go, the quieter it gets. Being waxes, doing wanes.